Observation 162645: Crepidotus (Fr.) Staude

When: 2014-04-02

Collection location: Booyong Reserve, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Steve Axford (steveaxford)

No specimen available

These are photos from several observations over the last year. These seem to be the same species, but may not be as they were found at different times, though all in the same general area.
Any clue as to what they are would be much appreciated. They are quite common here.


about 5mm across. Very young
Also young. about 5mm across
about 10mm across each fungus
about 10mm across each fungus
about 10mm across each fungus
about 5mm across. Very young

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I am curious
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-04-04 18:38:55 EDT (-0400)
as to why some areas produce many more coloured species of fungi than others, Rain forests, in particular, seem to have many coloured species. Perhaps this is because there is less wind in the forest and so, fungi need other means of spore transport apart from simple wind? Insects often have very good colour vision, so perhaps the bright colours attract them.
yes dear.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-04 13:53:46 EDT (-0400)

calm down. I saw Patrick’s photo, too.

It is a rare and beautiful mushroom.
Got yur own photo of it?
Me neither.

I DO have a sense of humor about all of this display, though. How bout u?

Renee’s picture is Canada…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-04-04 13:40:03 EDT (-0400)

but it is FAR more common in the southern Mississippi River valley then Quebec.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-04 11:37:27 EDT (-0400)

that’s Canada, mate!

That Crep was probably just blushing with pleasure at the though of Rene taking its photo!

Interesting that brightly colored Creps occur in boreal as well as southern hemisphere forests. I have certainly never seen them in the US.

Never seen a red
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-04-03 21:41:06 EDT (-0400)

nor blue, nor green.

We have some striking Creps too…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-04-03 12:32:19 EDT (-0400)
hard to believe these are Crepidotus…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-03 09:59:42 EDT (-0400)

if they are, I am jealous! Ours are so boring in comparison…

By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-04-03 08:27:49 EDT (-0400)

They are brown

Making one
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2014-04-02 18:49:27 EDT (-0400)

I making one now. Should be there tomorrow. I’m starting to think that there are two species or sub-species present. The smaller pink one (up to 1.5cm) and the larger (up to 2.5cm) orange one.

p.s. The Pink variety is 1,5,6 and the Orange is 2,3,4

Have you made a spore print?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-04-02 11:29:09 EDT (-0400)

Are you sure the spores are brown?
Beautiful fungus

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